Somalia:Al-Shabaab terror group attack Somali army base killing at least 8
MOGADISHU, Sept. 29 — The Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab on early Friday stormed a Somali military base some 50 km southwest of the capital, a government official said.
The militants launched two massive bomb attacks at the Barire military base before making entry, and they claimed to have killed 17 soldiers in the attack.
A government official who asked to be anonymous as he is not authorized to speak on the matter told Xinhua that the attackers ambushed the base in the early hours of Friday.
“Two huge blasts could be heard from the military base in the early hours of Friday. We don’t have any further information about casualties,” the official said.
Residents told Xinhua that the explosions were massive and they caused panic in the area.
“We were shaken while asleep by two huge explosions from the side of the military base. We later knew there was an attack on the base but we have no any other information,” a local resident named Mohamed Deeq told Xin.source Xinhua